More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/voices-with-dementia/mary-beth-wighton-a-challenge-to-find-dementia-advocate-leaders/ Canadian-born Mary Beth Wighton, has been living with frontotemporal lobe dementia since 2012 when she was diagnosed at age 45. Two years later, she co-founded the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG) with the mission of influencing governmental policies affecting the rights of people with dement… Read More

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By JoNel Aleccia Bill Harris is blunt: For more than a year, he has been trying to help his wife die. The 75-year-old retired tech worker says it’s his duty to Nora Harris, his spouse of nearly four decades, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009. “Let me be honest: … Read More

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The busy summer vacation travel season is well underway, as families and friends gather for special occasions, trips of a lifetime, and everything in between. Whatever means of transportation is required, traveling with an older parent or loved one can add layers of complexity to a journey – … Read More

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More at… http://www.caregiverstress.com/geriatric-professional-resources/professional-development/how-to-help-seniors-and-caregivers-manage-diabetes-at-homecanada/ As the rate of diabetes in Canadian adults over age 65 continues to rise, senior care professionals can play a significant role in helping these older adults and their family caregivers manage the condition at home. According Statistics Canada, as of 2014, nearly 1 million seniors have been diagnose… Read More

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